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Super tips to reach self-employed retirement goals

Self-employment is an achievable Australian dream. According to the Independent Contractors of Australia, there were two million self-employed people in 2013, equating to just over 17 per cent of the workforce.
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Stop ripping your savings plan off

As a new financial year rolls on, you might find yourself reflecting on the year gone by of your shonky savings behaviour. How did your friends manage to save and still go on their European summer holiday when they have the same financial pressures as you?


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Six tips for saving for your wedding day

Is it possible to have your ideal celebration without drowning in debt or ditching your dreams? Here are our top five tips to saving for one of the happiest days of your life.

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How to maximise your 2014-15 tax return

Regardless of whether you have an accountant or tax agent to prepare, here are some tips that will help you get the most from your 2014-15 tax return.
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You could be frittering away your retirement savings

Do you know how many super accounts you have in your name? Do you know where that money is, how much there is and how it is invested? 
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How millionaires are managing their money

When you know where your living expenses for the next year will come from, you are far more likely to think longer term when it comes to investing. It’s no surprise then, those with more financial security – and more money to play with – generally can ensure their wealth keeps on growing.
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Spending habits of men vs women

How many times have we heard the phrase “men are from Mars, women are from Venus”? When American author John Gray penned those words, he was simplifying the differences in our gender when it comes to relationships.
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How to keep your finances and ID secure online

The launch of the automatic teller machine (ATM) heralded a new era of banking convenience in Australia. Fast-forward several decades and the internet has given us a level of access to our funds that was once unimaginable.
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How financially savvy are GenY vs to Baby Boomers

Are you a member of Generation Y – the group of 20 and 30-something Australians? If so, you’re probably accustomed to copping the collective labels of “spoilt” and “extravagant”. But does your financial behaviour bear this out? Or are you one of the 45 per cent of Gen Yers with financial goals and a plan in place to ensure you achieve them?
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